We spent the weekend in Eugene but not to do what 90% of everyone else did, go to the Oregon Country Fair.
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good drum circle as much as the next guy, but OCF isn’t really my scene. I’m more of a get-in-nature-away-from-everbody-else kind of hippie.
Anyway, the weekend lived up to Eric’s nickname for the season: the Do It All Summer.
We spent one morning disc golfing at Dexter State Park. Peeper must be a lucky charm because Eric was 4 down within the first 5 holes.
Peeper wasn’t too interested in discs, though; all she wanted to do was play in the gravel and throw wood chips.
It was also about a million degrees outside, so my mom and I took Peeper to a riverside fountain in town. I had biked past it the night before, which reminded me of running or bicycling through it when I was young, so it seemed like the perfect antidote to the withering heat.
Despite feeling slightly creeped out by a person in a head-to-toe blue unitard who stopped to watch for a while (WTF? oh, Eugene), we had a great time. Peeper wasn’t so sure about the falling water at first, but once she got a little braver, she circled that fountain to touch every spout again and again and again.
She stumbled a few times, resulting in her first-ever scraped knees. That didn’t ruin her fun, though; I picked her up and she directed me with that ever-pointing finger. We made the rounds that way and she became expert at spraying me in the face.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get pictures of the rest of the weekend’s highlights: Eating Prince Puckler’s ice cream in the park (they still have fresh Oregon strawberry—go eat it while it lasts!—or you can always get President Obama’s favorite, mint chip), playing Euchre with my parents, BBQing, biking along the Willamette and kayaking (though Peeper and I stayed home during this adventure).
Part of me feels like the summer has already zoomed by and before I know it I’ll be picking apples instead of peaches, blackberries and strawberries. But with weekends as lovely as this one, we still have plenty of summer fun left.